Local Shops Well Worth Supporting In and Around Pasadena

When the shops open their doors, here are a few local retailers well worth supporting.


Located in San Marino’s historic Mission Village, this “Californian-chic” lifestyle shop offers a carefully curated mix of women and children’s apparel, accessories, and home and gift items. Style mavens will recognize notable labels like Clare V., Janessa Leoné, Ulla Johnson, Natalie Martin, and Étoile by Isabel Marant. 2670 Mission St., San Marino, 626-799-9899, shopserafina.com

Wellema Hat Co.

Both celebrities and the “in the know” style set seek out Wellema Hat Co.’s bespoke toppers, hand sewn by artisan Cody Wellema in his Altadena shop. Using time-honored techniques and Old World craftsmanship, hats are tailored not only to the design of each client, but to the proper fit of comfort and proportion to each head. In addition to Wellema’s custom creations, there’s a “ready-to-wear” selection of hats for your grab-and-go needs. 837 E. Mariposa St., Altadena, 626-720-4132, wellemahatco.com

Single Stone

Single Stone offers an original collection of heirloom-quality fine jewelry, made in the downtown LA jewelry district by skilled artisans (custom design is available at the LA showroom; by appointment only). Single Stone’s San Marino multi-brand boutique offers sought-after contemporary brands. 2527 Mission St., San Marino, 626-799-3109, shopsinglestone.com


For the serious sneakerhead, EndangeredLA’s walls are adorned with elusive, limited editions from brands like Air Jordan, Nike, and Yeezy. Don’t be fooled—these aren’t your average kicks and are priced accordingly. Depending on the style and brand, prices can reach upwards of $1,000; a brand new pair of Yeezy 350s is currently priced at $1,650. 999 E. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena, 626-644-5932, endangeredla.com

The Bloke

This Anglo-ivy lifestyle boutique caters to dapper dudes. Browse ready-to-wear pieces, bench-made shoes from the U.K., and accessories. Coveted and classic menswear brands grace the space such as Alden, Drake’s, Rowing Blazers, and Fred Perry. Need something for a special occasion? The Bloke offers bespoke suit, blazer, shirt, and trouser services.  380 S. Lake Ave., Ste. 101, Pasadena, 626-773-1119, thebloke.com

Finn + Willow

Tucked behind Colorado Boulevard on Hugus Alley, this contemporary boutique caters to the casual California lifestyle, seen in its curation of trendy tees and premium denim from brands like Rag & Bone, Sundry, and Frame. 34 Hugus Alley, Pasadena, 626-564-2745, finnandwillow.com

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